Top Ten Things from The Simpsons that Became Reality

There's some crazy Simpsons moments but it's hard to believe that they have happened.
The Top Ten
The Land of Chocolate (Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk)

On the episode Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk which literally translates to "Burns sells the Power plant" as that's what he does. The plant gets sold to three Germans who say they're from the land of chocolate. Homer daydreams about running around a land made of chocolate.

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: In 2013 a theme park was opened in Shanghai where most things were made of chocolate. There's many things that can be done here including weighing yourself on chocolate scales. In the chocolate exhibit is many beautifully crafted chocolate masterpieces.

Hersheypark existed since the early 20th century lol, but I guess when you have buildings made out of chocolate...

Foreign takeovers of domestic production.

Rigged Voting Machine (Treehouse of Horror XIX)
Lemon Tree Theft (Lemon of Troy)

On the episode Lemon of Troy. Shelbyville kids steal the lemon tree in Springfield. Would you believe that a lemon tree was stolen in real life? Well, there's been such a story.

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: A mystery person stole a lemon tree out of a woman's garden. Makes you wonder was this person actually trying to parody The Simpsons in real life?

Trump as President (Bart to the Future)

Fact: Bart to the Future was once rated as the worst episode of the series and Season 11 marked the start of the Silver Age.
Rating
Season 11: 6/10
Season 12: 9/10
Season 13: 7/10
Season 14: 8/10
Season 15: 8.5/10
Season 16: 7.5/10
Season 17: 8.75/10
Season 18: 7.25/10

America Can Be My Ex-Wife!

Grease Theft (Lard of the Dance)

In the episode Lard of the Dance, Homer and Bart get into the grease industry. After many grueling days they turn all the grease in but end up only getting 63 cents from it all.

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: Many people work in the grease industry sector of the black market but in real life grease is worth $1 a gallon. In 2011, Grease thieves stole over 8.3 MILLION galllons of grease.

Horse Meat in School Lunch (Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song)

To cut costs at Springfield Elementary, Lunchlady Doris uses a barrel of assorted horse parts Now with more testicles! Because more testicles means more iron.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: Does anybody remember the 2013 horsemeat scandal. You would if you were British like me but anyway. Retailers tried to cut the costs by importing horsemeat burgers as beef burgers. Search up on the horsemeat scandal, I can't explain it very well.

Baby Translator (Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?)

In the episode Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? Where Homer's brother is seen homeless after the failure that was The Homer car, Herb bounces back with the Baby Translator.

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: There's an app you can get for an iPhone which can "diagnose" a baby's cry. It will tell you what the baby wants.

Farming Simulator Video Game (Bart Carny)

I'm not really a fan of virtual reality I wouldn't use it.
I was interested when I was little, I wondered if it would ever be invented. Yeah I know there was Virtual Boy but what was the success of that.

In the Rich Texan's Carnival is Hitler's Car, The Tooth Chipper and a Yard Work simulator.

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: In 2009 Zynga released Farmville because they knew everyone loved taking care of their virtual yard. The game was a massive success. So much of a success that it became one of the cool things to hate... NO, I WILL NOT ACCEPT YOUR FARMVILLE GAME REQUEST! Just so you know.

9/11 Magazine Cover (The City of New York vs Homer Simpson)

Does this refer to the 9/11 bus ad? That was a creepy coincidence.

Though on a personal level with this episode. While I live right next to a big city, Chicago, whenever I go downtown I completely understand how Homer feels about New York.

So I'm guessing 9/11 was caused by the Simpsons and not terrorists?

Riding a Wrecking Ball (Sideshow Bob Roberts)

In the episode Sideshow Bob Roberts, Homer protects his house from demolition by holding on to a wrecking ball and getting himself knocked against the house instead of the big ball.

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball

Also he took a ride on one in the movie. Between a rock and a Hard place

It's just a random joke not weird music videos.

The Contenders
Star Wars and Alvin and the Chipmunks Opening On Same Day (Homer the Whopper)

Happened with The Force Awakens and Road Chip.

"I Was Elected to Lead Not to Read" (The Simpsons Movie)
Mutated Vegetables (E-I-E-I-D’oh!)
Curious George and the Ebola Virus Book (Lisa's Sax)

The Book Marge was holding in Lisa's Sax (Season 9), nearly 17 years later, the Ebola virus breaks out

Autocorrect Fail (Lisa on Ice)

The Apple Newton had the same problem

Smartwatch (Lisa's Wedding)
Gym Mats in Processed Food (The PTA Disbands)

When the school is in dire need of funding, Lunchlady Doris minces up the old gym mats to save money.

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: In McDonald's, there's an ingredient in the McRib bread which is Azodicarbonamide. This substance is found in the manufacturing of foam gym mats and the soles of shoes. The substance is banned in most of Europe.

Cough Syrup Cocktail (Flaming Moe's)

Someone made one of these? How?

Electric Cars (Mother Simpson)

A hippie mentions that his Volkswagen Van is "electric" and has 20 minutes, not gallons, MINUTES, left of juice.

Scotchtoberfest (Bart's Girlfriend)
Stolen Sugar Truck (Lisa's Rival)
The Good Morning Burger (Bart's Friend Falls in Love)
Bloody Billboard (Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie)
Broncos vs. Seahawks (Bart Star)

The first episode of Season 17

Mass of the Higgs Boson (The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace)
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